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13. Serving SVG Files > Setting up the Server

Setting up the Server

We chose the Tomcat servlet container implementation from the Apache Software Foundation, found at http://jakarta.apache.org/index.html, to run these servlets. As with all the other software mentioned in this appendix, it is cross-platform and open source. It can run as a standalone server, serving web pages, servlets, and JavaServer Pages. It can also be used in conjunction with the Apache web server, Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS), Microsoft’s Personal Web Server, or Netscape’s Netscape Enterprise Server.[19]

We did our testing with Tomcat running in standalone mode on a Linux system. We changed the tomcat.sh shell script as follows:

  • We explicitly set the JAVA_HOME and TOMCAT_HOME variables:


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